Aston Martin unveils two new models

The marque has announced that two new models produced at its plant in Gaydon will be added to the Vanquish Zagato family.

Aston Martin is set to expand its Vanquish Zagato range with the addition of two new models, the Speedster and the Shooting Brake.

The two new models will join the Vanquish Zagato Coupe and Volante which were produced as part of a collaboration between the manufacturer and Zagato.

The four models will yield a total of 325 cars with only 28 Vanquish Zagato Speedster’s entering production. The other three models will each have a build run of 99 cars.

Speaking about the limited production, Aston Martin chief creative officer, Marek Reichman, said: “We could easily fulfill demand for more cars than this, but we want Zagato to remain something very special.

“We’re creating collectibles, future concours cars. With only 325 cars worldwide, divided between 99 Coupes, 99 Volantes, 28 Speedsters and 99 Shooting Brakes – they are still the rarest of the rare.”

The collaboration with Zagato began with the beautifully muscular DB4 GT Zagato racing car of 1960 – now valued at over £10m, and includes the V8 Vantage Zagato launched in 1986, the 2002 DB7 Vantage Zagato and the V12 Vantage Zagato revealed in 2011.

Andrea Zagato, CEO of Zagato said: “Zagato’s relationship with Aston Martin began with my grandfather and the DB4 GT Zagato, almost 60 years ago. To have a creative ‘marriage‘ thrive for three generations is something as unique as the cars themselves.

“My family name is associated with all kinds of wonderful designs, but for many enthusiasts and collectors around the world those that combine the Z of Zagato with the wings of Aston Martin are the most special.

“Collaborating closely on the design of four complimentary, yet completely different Vanquish Zagatos has been an incredibly exciting challenge. I’m proud to continue the story my grandfather started and thrilled that our partnership with Aston Martin continues to realise such exciting cars.”